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Position Title
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs/Director, Counseling Center

Texas State University-San Marcos

Vice President for Student Affairs

Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Position Description
The Director of the Counseling Center also serves as an Assistant Vice President in the Student Affairs Division at Texas State University. As Assistant Vice President this position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is responsible for general oversight of the Counseling Center, the Student Health Center and Career Services. The Directors of the Student Health Center and the Career Services department report directly to the Assistant Vice President. The Assistant Vice President serves as a member of the Student Affairs Council and is also a member of the division senior leadership team. As Director of the Counseling Center, this position is responsible for direct oversight and management of the Counseling Center to include personnel management, budget management, formative and summative operations evaluation, policy formation, logistics, and strategic planning. The Director also serves as the primary liaison from the Counseling Center to the University and surrounding community. As a licensed psychologist, the Director also provides direct counseling and education services to students, consultation to students, faculty, and staff, and clinical supervision to pre-doctoral interns. the Director ensures staff and programs work collaboratively and effectively with the Student Affairs leadership team, Student Affairs and other university faculty and staff.

The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and has an American Psychological Association accredited training program. The Center operates primarily on a developmental, brief therapy model. The professional staff consists of the Director, who is a psychologist, an Associate Director/Supervising Psychologist who is also Director of Training, an Assistant Director for Operations and Assessment/Supervising Psychologist, an Assistant Director for Clinical Services/Senior Psychologist, an Assistant Director for Education and Outreach/Supervising Counselor, an Assistant Training Director/Supervising Psychologist, a psychologist, a Supervising Counselor, a Case Manager, two postdoctoral residents, and three doctoral interns. The Center typically has three doctoral level practicum students each academic year.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology; licensed or licensed eligible to practice psychology in Texas.

Post-doctoral experience in a mental health setting with experience in a college or university counseling center.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds including students of color, international students, non-traditional students, student veterans, alumni, and returning learners and to foster competency regarding diverse issues in a university community.

Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a college-age population as well as passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning; understanding of the role of the counseling center and student development.

Experience with fiscal oversight of complex budgets including budget preparation and resource allocation.

Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate multiple staff members.

Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.

Exceptional interpersonal and verbal skills.

Desired Qualifications
A doctoral degree from an APA accredited program in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

A minimum of five years post-doctoral experience in a mental health setting with at least three years’ experience in a college or university counseling center.

Three to five years demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate multiple staff members.

Three to five years in a supervisory or administrative role at the level of Assistant Director or above in a college or university counseling center.

Five or more years experience providing individual and group counseling to a diverse college student population.

Experience as a clinical supervisor for doctoral and masters level trainees.

Demonstrated leadership and management experience in a college or university Student Affairs division and experience collaborating with other Student Affairs departments to promote retention and serve students effectively.

Active experience in crisis intervention and emergency management operations in a university setting

University Description
Texas State University-San Marcos is a four-year institution, emerging research and comprehensive doctoral granting public university with an enrollment of over 34,000 students.

Region Description
The University is located in the scenic Texas Hill Country, approximately 25 miles south of Austin, at the headwaters of the San Marcos River in the community of San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State University-San Marcos is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Required Application Materials
You will be required to electronically attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Application Deadline
Open until filled. Please submit an application, attach a resume and cover letter at the following: http://www.hr.txstate.edu/employment.html

Starting Date
September 1, 2013

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